vorstehen

Meanings

1.
to be someone's superior, to chair, to preside
(The sense is that you're the leader. The person or entity being led is in Dative. Sounds quite formal and it's not common at all. )
Opposite (closest): unterstehen
2.
to protrude, to buldge
(Another option for something sticking out somewhere. Only for tangible things, so not used metaphorically.)

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Root: *sta-
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